Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chicken & Apple Curry

This is my favourite comfort food ... Chicken Curry .  I cook curry quite often , at least once  a week . Yup, I'm a curry lover ! LOL  I like adding fruits or seasonal vegetables in my curries not forgetting extra chillis too . LOL So this is my autumn version of chicken curry with apples . We love the tartness of the apples of this chicken curry that brings it to a whole new level of deliciousness  .  Thanks to my friend Chai Leng from Gcl.Dunster.Nl  for passing me some dried curry leaves all the way from Malaysia . Thanks dear friend for thinking of me . God bless you .  

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Chicken & Apple Curry
Recipe from I-Lost in Austen

Ingredients serve 4 
800g to 1 kg chicken breast –cut into 4 cm chunks ( I’ve used chicken thighs )
3 medium size apples –peeled , cored & cut into quarter ( I’ve used Granny Smith)
1 oinion –finely chopped
4 garlic – finely chopped
5 cm ginger - finely chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp ground chilli or flake ( I’ve also added 3 red chillis , finely blended )
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric (I’ve used 3 cm fresh turmeric )
Handful chopped coriander ( you can replace with 1 tsp ground coriander )
5 curry leaves (optional)
2 large chopped tomatoes
Water ( I’ve added 1 cup of low fat double cream or sometimes I use coconut milk )
1 small cinnamon stick (optional)
3 green cardamom (optional)
4 cloves (optional)
1 tbsp Oil


1)      Optional : Over medium heat , add oil in cooking pan with cinnamon stick, cardamoms & cloves for 20 to 30 seconds till the spices release & fragrant aroma .  Add onion & sauté till dark golden  brown .

2)      Add in  garlic , ginger , chiili & all the spices .  Stir well about 1 minute . Add in chopped tomatoes , curry leaves & coriander cook on slow heat . Cook till the tomatoes are thicken into paste .

3)      Add in  chicken chunks  into masala paste . Coat & cook the chicken for 5 mins over slow heat . Add some water (cream)  & let it simmer for 10 mins till the chicken is tender .  Add in apples & stir well . Cook for another 5 mins . The masala should be lightly thickened & the apples should be slightly firm .  Serve with Basmati rice …. YUM


  1. Hi Kit,
    Ive never thought of using apples in curries! I think if I cooked curries adding apples instead of potatoes, everyone in the family will start questioning me why, how come,? Of course, we have to change new way instead of the old traditional ones, right? I bet it must be as GOOOOOD!!

  2. This chicken apple curry looks perfect for the fall. YUM!

  3. Hi Kit, recently I came across some recipes of apple curry and was curious how is the taste like :) I guess it is quite unique.

  4. Hi Kit, the only fruit I had used in curry or assam curry is pineapple. Adding apples to curry is interesting. Looks good !

  5. Kit , apples in curry sounds really interesting ! The tartness of the apples and the heat from the spice must be really good !

  6. Hi Kit,

    I'm the same as Karen. The only fruit that I will eat in curry is only pineapple. The addition of apple in curry sounds very innovative and interesting to me.


  7. Hi Kit, wow... your curry chicken look so delicious, very interesting to add apples instead of potatoes. I need extra rice to go with your curry chicken.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Have a lovely day. Hugs to you.

  8. Hi Kit,
    Apple added in curry dish sound delicious.
    I knew a Japanese curry that add apple too. It's delicious!


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